Generation Y, Definition(s) of

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Ages 18 to 22 years (in 2002) (Families and Work Institute, 2004, p. 2).

“roughly 18-25 year olds” (in 2003) (Saad, 2003).

“…born between 1980 and 2000…Generation Y, also labeled Nexters, Echo Boomers, the Net Generation and the Millennials, has never known a world without cellular phones, compact discs, and video games. At 68 million strong, Generation Y is just beginning to enter the workforce-and society-with a whole new set of attitudes, values and beliefs” (Hatfeild, 2002, p.73)

Glossary Source: 

Families & Work Institute (2004). Generation & gender in the workplace. Watertown, MA: American Business Collaboration.

Saad, L. (2003, October 14). Are young employees harder to manage? Gallup Poll Tuesday Briefing, p.1-5.

Hatfield, S.L. (2002). Understanding the four generations to enhance workplace management. AFP Exchange, 22(4), 72-74.